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Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 321 Find these casualties
  • Region Seine-Maritime
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.46912, Longitude: 1.11193

Location information

Bois-Guillaume is a north-eastern suburb of Rouen, on the main road to Neufchatel. A CWGC signpost is on the road (D928) to Neufchatel at the street corner near the Mairie (Town Hall). Turn left here, and then take the second left into the Rue de la Mare des Champs. The Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road. Locally, the Communal Cemetery is known as the Cimitere de la Mare des Champs.

Visiting information

Wheelchair access with some difficulty.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number 01628 634221.

Opening hours : from 6/11 to 31/03 – from 08 :00 to 17:30

from 1/04 to 5/11 – from 08:00 to 19:00

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History information

The two plots in the communal cemetery, which were reserved for Commonwealth burials from September 1914 to March 1917, contain 160 double graves. These plots are on the south side of the central French monument, surrounded by civilian graves and raised above the level of the cemetery.

The burials took place, for the most part, from No.8 General Hospital, which was quartered at Bois-Guillaume in a large private house and grounds. Plot II also contains the graves of servicemen killed in a railway accident on the 14th February 1917. From March 1917, burials were made in the adjoining cemetery extension.

The communal cemetery contains 320 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. The extension contains a further 360 First World War graves and one from the Second World War.